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Leeds Bradford Migration Newswire Archive

Urgent: Stop the Deportation of Abdulmajid Hassan Ismail

10-12-2008 19:05

Abdulmajid Hassan Ismail is from Darfur (and Rotherham!) He is threatened with deportation on Thursday 11th December at 16.15 from Heathrow to Khartoum. He is convinced that his life will be in great danger from the Sudanese Government if he is sent back. You can help save his life by taking 10 minutes to make a phone call or send an email on his behalf.

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Yorkshire Activists blockade Sheffield Border Agency Centre

01-12-2008 10:53

At 8am this morning a group of Yorkshire activists blockaded the
Sheffield Border Agency Interrogation Centre at Vulcan House using
bicycle locks and superglue to attach themselves to both entrances. The
group are there in response to the introduction of compulsory ID cards
for non-EU people on student or marriage visas. They are displaying two
banners, one reads “My identity is not your property” and the other
“Nothing to hide? Everything to fear! Defy ID!”

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Another Anti-ID Card Action In Newcastle

27-11-2008 22:38

Banner held across Northumberland Street
200 anti-ID card leaflets handed out during late night shopping


Anti I.D Card Banner Drop In Newcastle

25-11-2008 13:33

Two banners dropped over busy inner city motorway

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Britain's Youngest Prisoners: 5 Children, 'Done no Crime but doing Time'

25-11-2008 07:40

Tell my teacher Mrs. Khalk and my friends Marshall, Damian, Asaid and Adam at Peel Park Primary School that I am in prison with my family.' Ziyad Zighem aged 6 years 3 months,



20-11-2008 13:05

Today is another Day of Action against BMI airlines and also an urgent call to help Jila Kalkhoran and her sons, Emad and Aref Pirouzeh, due to be deported by BMI tomorrow
FRIDAY 21st November on BMI Flight BD931 from London Heathrow @ 17:15 to Tehran Imam Khomeini International, Iran.


2nd Northern March Against Racism, Newcastle (25th Oct 08)

25-10-2008 23:19

The march sets off from the West End
The 2nd Northern March Against Racism took the message of anti-racism, working class solidarity and internationalism to the streets of Newcastle.

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Immigration Minister shows why we should join TCAR's March Against Racism on Sat

22-10-2008 21:57

flyer for the march
Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) invites all progressive organisations and individuals to support the 2nd Northern March Against Racism this coming Saturday 25th October. The march will assemble at the Old Fire Station on Westgate Road at 12noon. We will march through the West End to the city centre and there will be a public meeting in the open air at Grey's Monument from 1pm.


Neo-Nazi demo shut down in Leeds

19-10-2008 12:09

On Saturday 18th of October, the British People’s Party (BPP) planned a demonstration in Leeds, outside HMV. They intended to protest against “racist” black rap music, handing out leaflets demanding “rights for whites” and calling on the store to stock White Power music. Richard B from Leeds Revo reports.

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Trade Unions for Asylum/Migrant Rights Meeting

12-10-2008 18:00

Trade unions can play an important role in supporting the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers. The South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) has called an organising meeting on Monday 13th October to plan action.


Sat 18 October, protest against the British government’s asylum policies

10-10-2008 21:21

To protest against these inhuman policies, International Organisation of Iranian Refugees in Manchester is protesting. Therefore we call upon all humanitarian organisation and civilised people to support our cause and participate on this demonstration on 18th of October 2008.
Place: Platts Field Park, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme
Time: 12pm

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Friends of Elsa and Bethlehem / We want them to Stay in Leeds, where they belo

29-09-2008 09:51

Elsa and Bethlehem
Elsa Temesgen Imbaye and her 11 year old daughter, Bethlehem are currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Wednesday, 1 October 2008 on British Midland Airways flight BD913 from Heathrow @ 14:15 to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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TCAR calls 2nd Northern March Against Racism on 25th October

07-09-2008 18:23

TCAR's 1st Northern March Against Racism last January
Following the success of the first Northern March Against Racism in January and the Conference in June, Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) has decided to call a second Northern March Against Racism on 25th October - and we’d like your support. The aim of the march is to continue building links between different anti-racist struggles and to demonstrate our support for these struggles.


GMP try to scare migrant workers weeks before party conference

06-09-2008 18:55

In an outrageous act of media manipulation, Greater Manchester Police announced a couple of weeks ago that "A major operation to police the 2008 Labour Party Annual Conference has resulted in the arrest of three more people on suspicion of immigration offences."


SYMAAG meeting

28-08-2008 17:01

The next meeting of the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) is on Wednesday September 17th at 6.30pm.


Protest against the abuse of asylum seekers in Leeds.

21-07-2008 12:18

A demonstration was held outside Waterside Court Home Office Reporting Centre in Leeds on Friday in response to a report published on Monday 14th July outlining 300 cases of abuse by immigration staff.

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Programme for Northern Conference Against Racism THIS SATURDAY, Newcastle

19-06-2008 11:49

The programme for this Saturday's Northern Conference Against Racism has now been published. The conference's own media team will be covering the conference live online.

The conference will take place from 10.30am at Northumbria Student Union (near Haymarket), and at the Trade Union Education Centre next door.

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Leeds No Borders Summer BBQ and Party!

16-06-2008 11:46

Saturday 21st June 5pm - late, Leeds No Borders Summer BBQ and Party @ The Common Place Social Centre, Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ


Video of today's protest against the deportation of Mako and her children

07-06-2008 02:44

A video of today's protest against the deportation of leading TCAR member Mako is online at: , together with some other background footage that was hurriedly put together. A further protest will take place at the Government Offices (opposite St James's Park Metro) in Newcastle on Monday from 9.30-11am, please come along if you can.

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